PICTURED: Liam Gallagher and Sadiq Khan
LIAM GALLAGHER has called out London mayor Sadiq Khan over rising knife crime in the capital.
The former Oasis singer expressed concerns for the safety of his own children, amid the increase of youth violence, which included the death of four people within four days last week.
“Every time you wake up in the morning, there’s some 16-year-old kid been knifed to death,” said the 46-year-old. “I’ve got kids that age, out and about and that, doing their thing, living, being young. That freaks me right out – it does worry me. I’ve got teenagers.”
The father-of-four who lives in north London, singled out Khan during an appearance on BBC Breakfast on Monday (Jun 24).
He said: “I’d have a word with that mayor – he seems to not be doing a good job, all them kids getting knifed and all that. The only thing that ever comes out of his mouth is, ‘London is open.’ What, open for knife crime and dying and stuff?”
During his interview, Gallagpher also condemned politicians who use drugs.
“I don’t hang out with politicians and I don’t hang out with celebrities that hang out with politicians or these fake rock’n’roll stars that hang out with politicians,” he said.
“I just hang out with me and my missus and my kids, and my mates. But if I did see a politician taking drugs, man, he’d get a crack round the head.”
He added: “They shouldn’t be … they’re meant to be running the country, aren’t they?”
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